Council tax freeze bid

PUBLISHED: 14:37 28 January 2009 | UPDATED: 16:04 25 August 2010

A COUNCIL leader has pledged to freeze council tax.

A COUNCIL leader has pledged to freeze council tax.

Leader of Greenwich council Chris Roberts said he will recommend that council tax in the borough remains at the current rate.

He said: "For the past 10 years Greenwich has established a record which is all but unparalleled across London for rigorous and efficient management of its budgets. We have seen Greenwich go from having the second highest council tax in London to 22nd of 32 boroughs.

"At the same time, we have invested in major service and infrastructure improvements, including the development of the multi-purpose Eltham Centre, the development of 23 nurseries and the payment of £1m to fund an extra dedicated Violent and Organised Crime Unit, which has in its first six months of operation arrested several known emerging gang leaders." Council members will meet on February 25 to vote on the proposals.

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